The lack of suitable standards for Chlorinated Paraffins (CPs) has presented significant challenges for analysis and regulation. In October 2019 the
Eurostars CHLOFFIN project was launched in an attempt to address this shortfall.

The three year collaboration between Chiron, Vrije Universiteit and European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) aims to deliver:

  • 40 individual standards of CPs
  • 8 13C labelled individual CPs
  • 10 congener mixtures
  • 1 matrix Certified Reference Material (CRM)

Standards will be well characterised and purity assessed.

This suite of Reference Materials presents an important step forward in the accurate quantification of CPs.

Find out more in the new  Chloffin project


BMF 73 Sunscreen Agents V2

Sunscreen is a common body care product that many people use to protect themselves from the adverse effects of the sun. If used as instructed, sunscreen can prevent premature ageing, skin damage, and decrease your risk of developing skin cancer. However, some chemical components of sunscreens have come under the spotlight due their adverse effects on health and the environment.

Find out more in the new CHIRON edition of BMF 73


PhytoLab range of standards

PM Separations is pleased to announce the addition of the PhytoLab range of standards to our portfolio. PhytoLab reference standards are used in a range of industries and include herbal raw materials, extracts, finished herbal medicinal products, dietary supplements or food products, as well as aanthocyanins in wine analysis. Contact us today for more information.


New Chiron Products

A LOT has happened since our last New Product Issue! COVID-19 has changed the way many of us have been working. From personal protective equipment (PPE), to hand sanitisers and ventilators we have seen suppliers adapting and innovating to meet urgent demands.

Together with Chiron we thrive on innovation. Active participation in Eurostars Research and Innovation Programmes support our efforts to deliver much needed standards to the market in a timely manner. This edition features products from our NPS-REFORM project.

New Chiron Products

Download your copy here


New International Drug Controls


In December 2019 The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended scheduling of 12 New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and one precursor. The decision was adopted by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in March 2020 and communicated to the WHO and UN Member States on 7th May. Control of two fentanyl analogues took immediate effect, whilst the remaining decisions will enter into force in November 2020.

The WHO recommended that APINACA (AKB-48) should be kept under surveillance.


What does this mean for Drug Testing Laboratories?

When a drug becomes Internationally Controlled, Member States are required to provide the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) with an estimate of their medical and scientific requirements for the year. The status of each country’s estimates is published monthly on the INCB website, and is a sign to exporting authorities that the receiving country is compliant. Delays in providing and approving estimates, not uncommon for newly scheduled compounds, can result in longer than usual delivery times for reference materials. Ordering well in advance is recommended.


New LIPOMED catalogue now available!
Lipomed new reference standards catalogue has just arrived and is now available online.

Just click on the catalogue picture, register and you are all set!
Catalogue Download

This new issue features:

  • Customers’ benefits when purchasing LIPOMED reference standards
  • LIPOMED’s commitment to quality
  • Access to LIPOMED’s Mass Spectral library
  • International presence: contact your nearest LIPOMED office and/or our network of appointed distributors
  • Updated reference standards portfolio allowing an easy search for products
  • Alphabetical, catalogue numbers and substance class indexes

As a registered user you will get access to our next catalogue updates as well as other services and be notified of news about our products.


Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) -CHIRON

Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) are chemicals that are subject to restriction within the European Union under the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of CHemicals) Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, which came into force 1st June 2007. These substances pose potential impacts on both human health and the environment

Download your copy: SVCH pdf


COVID-19 Coronavirus Possible treatment STANDARDS (trials pending) AVAILABLE from PM Separations:

Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
Hydroxychloroquine-d4 Sulfate
Desethylchloroquine (DCQ)
Desethylchloroquine labelled
Bisdesethylchloroquine (BDCQ) syn: Didesethyl chloroquine
Didesethyl Chloroquine-d4
(Cletoquine; DHCQ)

Keep visiting PM Separations Website and LinkedIn for further updates


COVID-19 Coronavirus UPDATE: APRIL 2020

As part of our on-going commitment to our valued clients, we can confirm that our partners are still meeting supply demands.
However, we have been advised by our logistics partners that due to the high volume of freight and reduced capacity we can expect that deliveries to our facility will be slower than normal.
We appreciate your understanding at this time and we will do our best to ensure minimal impact to you.
Our Customer service teams will as always keep you updated with any delays.
Even in these very difficult times, PM Separations will provide the high level of service you have come to expect from us.
We will continue to monitor the situation with our supply partners and advise of any changes
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


At PM Separations we care about our family ACHIEVEMENTS – Representing Australia:

At PM Separations we are really proud of our staff and families, and we do recognize them internally but there comes a time when something is so so special we feel it is worth sharing

Ashley Smith, the daughter of Cassie in accounts, will be representing Australia in the World Jump Rope Championships this July in Ottawa. The tournament will showcase the skills of the world’s best skippers.

Joel and Hayley Brooker the son and daughter of Dinah Brooker from client services in Perth will be competing at the 2020 World Irish Dancing Championships to be held in Dublin Ireland in early April. They have both qualified to compete in the solo events and also in 4 and 8 person team events.

We are really excited about members of the PM Separations family taking on the world!!!


New PRODUCT -UCT  SPeDRY – 32 and 48 Position Multi-function Solvent Evaporator

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New PRODUCT – UCT PPM 2.0 – 48 Position Positive Pressure Manifold

Easy to set-up, small footprint, configurable and convenient.

Download your brochure here

New Publication – Rapid method by LC-QTOF-MSE for the addition on prevalent synthetic cannabinoids in a forensic laboratory.

Tiara Evans, Bryan Ruggery, Samantha Tolliver

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New Publication – Distribution of synthetic opioids in postmortem blood, vitreous humour and brain.

Rachel Chesser, Justine Pardi, Marta Concheiro-Guisan, Gail Cooper

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New Publication – In vitro transformation of CBD to THC in Forensic Toxicology hair testing- ARTIFACT OR FICTION?

Kari Midthum, Andre Sukta, Amy Alexander, Mary Jones, Joseph Jones, Adam Negrusz

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PM Separations Complete Product List 2019 – Download

Understanding the Removal and Fate of Selected Drugs of Abuse in Sludge and Biosolids from Australian Wastewater Treatment Operations Download

UCT XTrackt® Cartridges Cited in Environmental Drugs Article Download